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Writing Wendl - attrition...

Status report on the current novel project, Wendl the Fallen : At around 60,000 words, I've killed off a couple of characters, which is usually an early sign that the story is finding me. The target is a rough draft of about 100,000 words in twelve chapters, which will trim down in re-write and editing to something like 70,000 words in ten chapters. I've never written a novel this dark before - or this funny. To be honest, I'm not at all sure I'll ever be able to finish it. Meanwhile, The Winged Child will be out in February. That is my best one so far.   Henry's books . If you would like to deliver Drovers Gap blog directly to your email inbox, click here .  


At our house, few things match the excitement of discovering a new book we really like. One of the things that qualify is the discovery of a new bread recipe.

The first try at road-testing a buttermilk bread recipe turned out a tasty success. This will be my new standard bread recipe, I think. From now on, I'll be buying buttermilk by the gallon.

No, I didn't wait for the loaf to cool before slicing.


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